Metal_Solstice wrote:Just think of him like you (well, this is what I think anyway) would Simon Cowel: Critical, but has good vision for things that are great or have potential for greatness.
The thing with Cowell, though, is that his negativity was balanced out by the "everybody's awesome" attitude of the other panelists, so the judging portion of the show wasn't as brutal as it could've been. But that's one reason why I'm constantly advising people to seek additional perspectives (*nudge* Webcomic Above You *nudge*).
RobboAKAscooby wrote:By next Wednesday at the latest I promise...
VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:GAAAHHHH I GOTTA START UPDATING ;; ;; ;; ;; ;; ;; ;;
And your newest page has to be the best one you've ever done, too!
peterabnny wrote:I was thinking that today, actually. Out of all the possible comics to reference, you chose mine. Seriously - again, thanks, mate.
Critters is an unusual webcomic. I assume that if you always drew your characters sitting on a couch talking about video games, I'd feel less inclined to link to it.
That said, if you know of any noteworthy newspaper-style webcomics you'd like to share, feel free to send me their links.
peterabnny wrote:The indie papers my stuff appears in serves a more liberal readership, so my editor has given me a rather wide berth when it comes to comment, but even that has limits, as I found out the hard way. You never know how many people read your paper until you have advertisers suddenly threatening to pull their revenue because of a particular edgy, offensive comic...
I think that's part of it. No one ever calls to complain about Hagar the Horrible or Beetle Bailey, and that makes a newspaper editor's life a little easier. Putting a weird, new comic in, on the other hand, has the risk of upsetting somebody.
peterabnny wrote:Actually, you do! To be honest, I haven't been back to this thread since Page 5, so no, I haven't been following it. But I just did the research: Ten Ways Bendy Straws Saved My Life was the first comic you reviewed since we squared things on five. I looked through your reviews from then until you reviewed Sly Eagle's Quest, taking the viewpoint "If I received this review, would I consider it Good (or Positive), Bad (or Negative) or Mixed. I found 11 were Good, four bad, and six mixed. Out of 21 reviews, 17 good or mixed and only FOUR bad! Needless to say I was damned-near shocked, considering your reputation! I guess seeing how things were before your review of my comic overly - and wrongly, I suppose - colored my view of your reviews since. So, yeah - "Your Honor, I'd like to withdraw my previous objection."
Color me impressed! That's some diligent researching right there. And that is kinda shocking -- I'm "the guy who hates everybody's webcomic," but less than one in five of my reviews have actually been negative. I even expected it to be more than that.
Also, Sly Eagle's webcomic's called The Prime of Ambition. Quest is a different fantasy comic.
peterabnny wrote:You know, I should. Before I was still gunshy about participating in that thread, and debating whether or not I wanted to do it. But you know what? Eff that... I've already stared creative death square in its black maw after spending time in your crucible; what should I have to worry about? They say people who've had near death experiences lose their fear of dying. I should be the same for bad reviews. And anyway, as a big believer in continuous improvement (artwork or otherwise), I should consider it a great disservice to my comic to pass on the chance of scoring some.
I'll be very surprised if someone here gives a harsher review than I give, so I imagine any critique you'd get would be comparatively light.
That said, I think reviews are a psychological gauntlet you have to be able to get past at some point if you wanna be a successful artist, and the sooner you can get past that stage, the better.
peterabnny wrote:Speaking of reviews, in reading SE's response to yours I was thinking of coming out with my own take on how to handle terrible reviews, for those who've had them and were hurt by them. I figure, if it's not you ripping their work to shreds, it's bound to be SOMEbody else, SOMEwhere else. So, better to have it happen to them here then on some lulz website out there. At least here there's a kind of support network, with people willing to help soothe the wounds as long as you're not a complete asshole about it.
That sounds like a great idea to me.
peterabnny wrote:Oh, and Sly Eagle - I read LC's review of your comic. That's not a bad review...
Reviews seem to be very subjective. What may seem like a merely mild critique to one person may be a devastating condemnation to another.
McDuffies wrote:This raises some interesting points.
Wow, that spammer's post really is shockingly insightful.
VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:you guys maybe i'm the spammer
Maybe we're the spammers, and we're harassing and deleting the posts of real people...
Also, Fall of God review's up here.